Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Water Maker Info

Eric Freedman

My thought was to add a sensor and monitor the water output on a continuous
basis from the water maker panel. What do you think? I have to take a closer
look at the wiring/plumbing diagram of the watermaker to figure out what to

I just heard from my friend who has an amel a year older than mine and
pickles his watermaker fro the southern hurricane season and when away from
the boat. He has had no problems with his unit and it is now 4 years old.
They are big time live aboards.

I think the thing they dragged across sea cow bay last time to dredge it was
Kimberlite. We dragged and got stuck so many times I gave up.
Keep me posted Fair Winds,
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 10:07 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Water Maker Info

--- In, eric <kimberlite@o...> wrote:
11 Dec 2005
I was thinking of just paralleling the spare sensor with the two wires that
go to the current
sensor and interposing a double pole double throw switch so that I could
place the
"testing"" sensor into a small container of sea water, throw the switch and
see if it shuts
the system down. I am wondering if the two minute timer works on both ends
of the cycle
so that a momentary bump or hysteresis in the EC (electrical conductivity)
would not trip
the system off line. I would plan on testing this theory next time I am
aboard towards the
end of Jan 2006.

Sea Cow Bay is indeed shallow. We wait for high tide, try to enter with
empty water tanks
and place the crew in the dinghy before running that final channel area.
They have not
dredged the channel but they dragged something back and forth thru it and I
believe it is
somewhat deeper as we didn't run aground the last two times in there. Once,
two years
ago we ran so firmly aground that we had to kedge off. Once in the Eastern
portion of the
marina there is plenty of water. Jim is surely a nice person and
knowledgable about
Amels, so it is comforting to leave the boat with him. And the price is
half of what it is in
Nanny Cay.

Regards, Gary

How do you plan to add a second water sensor? Will you hook this into some
kind of alarm? I was in sea cow bay last year and found the entrance too
shallow for me. Have they dredged the channel?
Please say hi to Jim woods for me.

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